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whittakerjr

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http://www.geekstogo...un-t260235.html

I started with thinking this was a malware issue. I was asked to post here in the XP forum by the help I was receiving from malware team. While I wait for a reply, I will continue to try to reload my anti-virus software - it was removed for testing purpose.

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Considering the machine's only got 256Mb of memory, it will always "churn", which is the technical term for when the hard drive just sits there whirring away. Putting anti-virus on it will only escalate the problem because the machine will be using hard drive space as extra memory, which is much slower than physical memory and that's why it's churning. JSntgRvr's post in the thread you linked to sums it up: " Your memory is low, 255Mb after video. You can't handle XP and McAfee with that much memory. It will take forever to load."
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Not to mention.

Drive C: | 9.36 Gb Total Space | 0.60 Gb Free Space | 6.41% Space Free


This computer is really working.
Try avira or avast for a free low resource scanner.

Is it a laptop or desk top?
Go to http://www.crucial.com/ to see about more memory.
This will give you the exact memory configuration for your system. You do not have to buy the memory from there, but write down the information and if you need assistance in purchasing the upgrade memory GTG can assist with suggestions also.
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Ok, so with the price of new machines with all the bells and horns, I guess it is time to retire this unit.

Thanks you all for your help.

Joseph
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